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Microsoft Develops Welsh Language Tool

Microsoft Develops Welsh Language Tool

The Welsh Assembly has joined forces with computing giant Microsoft to develop a Welsh translation system.

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Personal Digital Assistants: A Modern Love Story

Personal Digital Assistants: A Modern Love Story

The latest personal digital assistant is Microsoft’s Cortana, named after an artificially intelligent character in Microsoft's Halo sci-fi video game series.

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Cloud Computing Still a Security Concern

Cloud Computing Still a Security Concern

A survey of 621 IT professionals found that nearly half the organisations thought popular cloud-sharing services such as DropBox and Google Docs are not suitable for business use.

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Translation Services in Israel: A Changing Landscape

Translation Services in Israel: A Changing Landscape

Israeli news source Haaretz notes that although there is significant demand for translation services in the country, a skills gap exists

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Translators Decipher Mysterious Viking Inscriptions

Translators Decipher Mysterious Viking Inscriptions

Translators have deciphered a mysterious Viking code written in enigmatic runes that date back to the medieval period.

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Wearable Tech to Fuel Demand for Translation

Wearable Tech to Fuel Demand for Translation

Wearable technologies might still be in their relative infancy, but devices like Google Glass are set to propel the technology into the mainstream.

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Pharmacy Translation Issue Causes Outrage

Pharmacy Translation Issue Causes Outrage

Supermarket giant Morrisons attempting to extricate itself from a tight corner after a translation issue at one of its pharmacies in Wales.

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LinkedIn Launches Site in Chinese

LinkedIn Launches Site in Chinese

Professional networking service LinkedIn has launched a Chinese language site as it looks to offer a more localised service to its users in the country.

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Sri Lanka Translation Blunders Hit a Nerve

Sri Lanka Translation Blunders Hit a Nerve

As translation errors go, a mistake recently pointed out to the Sri Lankan government by the country’s angered Tamil community is a humdinger.

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Talking to Babies ‘Spurs Language Skills’

Talking to Babies ‘Spurs Language Skills’

New research shows ‘child-directed’ speech sharpens infants' language processing skills and gives them a head-start.

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Games Could be Used to Teach Foreign Languages

Games Could be Used to Teach Foreign Languages

Gamification could become more popular in the future to engage students in the process of learning languages.

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The Love Translator

The Love Translator

A new app that allows men to translate what is being said by women into plain English.

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New Translation Helping Mahatma Gandhi Bloom in China

New Translation Helping Mahatma Gandhi Bloom in China

Mahatma Gandhi, the father of India, is to grow in popularity in China thanks to a new Mandarin translation of his autobiography.

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In Defence of the Apostrophe

In Defence of the Apostrophe

Try banishing the apostrophe and you risk facing a legion of angry grammarians intent of preserving the humble punctuation mark.

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UK Debate on Public Sector Translation

UK Debate on Public Sector Translation

The UK government is trying to get local councils to reduce the amount of money they spend on translating materials for non-English speakers.

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Scientists Reveal How the Brain Processes Speech

Scientists Reveal How the Brain Processes Speech

According to scientists, the brain has a systematic organisation for basic sound feature units, kind of like elements in the periodic table.

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Will 2014 Be the Year to Go Global?

Will 2014 Be the Year to Go Global?

Research by Royal Mail shows that 68% of UK retailers will target new international markets in 2014.

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Newspaper Turns to Translation for Community Engagement

Newspaper Turns to Translation for Community Engagement

The largest weekly newspaper in Northern Ireland has started publishing news stories in different languages as part of an initiative to engage the local community.

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Law Firms See a Silver Lining in Cloud Computing

Law Firms See a Silver Lining in Cloud Computing

Figures show that 72% of lawyers in independent law companies say they are more likely to use cloud computing for their day today professional work than they were a year ago.

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Marketers Increasingly Turning to ‘Content Curation’

Marketers Increasingly Turning to ‘Content Curation’

Two-thirds of US marketing professionals said they want to increase their spending on content curation in 2014.

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